Darlene Morris was checking out a customer on Thursday at Klutts Jewelers in Morgan City. Sales tax receipts across the parish were down in February.

February’s St. Mary Parish sales tax revenues plunged by 15.7 percent compared with February 2014, but more than half of that drop was due to two large refunds given to taxpayers, said Parish Sales and Use Tax Director Jeffery LaGrange.

Leaders Against Litter met at Drinkwater Products in Garden City recently in advance of the March 13 initiative. From back left are Jon Eeinigenburgh, Didi Battle, Craig Brentlinger, Patterson Mayor Rodney Grogan and Baldwin Mayor Donna Lanceslin.

Leaders throughout St. Mary Parish are joining Keep St. Mary Beautiful to participate in the second annual “Leaders Against Litter” event March 13. Keep St. Mary Beautiful is one of 23 Keep Louisiana Beautiful affiliate communities across the state selected to host this statewide “litter-thon.”

The Bald Eagle is a Louisiana success story. The Atchafalaya Basin is the epicenter of the raptors’ recovery. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)

Long after the last taillight from a visitor’s car that attended the 10th Annual Eagle Expo last weekend faded down the highway, it occurred to me we’ll still be here. By that, I mean every one of us has a responsibility to take care of the little piece of eagle heaven that surrounds Berwick Bay.

Darlene Morris was checking out a customer on Thursday at Klutts Jewelers in Morgan City. Sales tax receipts across the parish were down in February.

Leaders Against Litter met at Drinkwater Products in Garden City recently in advance of the March 13 initiative. From back left are Jon Eeinigenburgh, Didi Battle, Craig Brentlinger, Patterson Mayor Rodney Grogan and Baldwin Mayor Donna Lanceslin.

The Bald Eagle is a Louisiana success story. The Atchafalaya Basin is the epicenter of the raptors’ recovery. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)

High school ‘rolled’

With Morgan City High School’s homecoming game against South Terrebonne Friday night, the tradition of toilet papering occurred Wednesday. While homes are the typical targets, the school did not escape the tradition this year as it was coated with toilet paper and plastic wrap this morning. Morgan City Police Assistant Chief Mark Griffin Jr. said police are not investigating the rolling of Morgan City High School as it is being treated as a school matter. Police have advised the school’s administration to contact police if they want to pursue criminal action, Griffin said.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

With Morgan City High School’s homecoming game against South Terrebonne Friday night, the tradition of toilet papering occurred Wednesday.

Exploring Louisiana’s Jewish heritage

The Jewish section of Berwick Memorial Cemetery is surrounded by a fence of chain along Fourth Street in Berwick. The tomb of Miriam Blum Fortin features references to Christianity and Judaism with an angel at the top and a Hebrew inscription near the bottom.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

The five Blum sisters, Jewish women living in France, immigrated to south Louisiana in the 1850s and 1860s, some of them settling and raising their families in Berwick.

Coburn’s Supply holds ribbon-cutting ceremony

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday for Coburns Supply located at 931 Hwy. 90 East in Bayou Vista. Among those present were, back row, Ashley Mills, show room sales; Carol Dye, show room sales; David Vidrine, inventory specialist; Danny St. Pierre, general manager; David Boudreaux, inside sales; Keith Gaspard, air condition sales; Tammy Richard, ASC Concepts; Bayne Thomas, electrical sells; AJ Maloney, executive vice president; Betty Fraley, chamber ambassador; and Archie Vining, A-1 Marble. Front row, from left, Bob Harrison, St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce board member; Kevin Voisin, St. Mary Parish councilman; Albert Foulcard, St. Mary Parish councilman; Denise Champagne, regional sales; Destinie Scully, secretary; Ann Martin, secretary; Nicole Bonie, show room consultant; Mike Richard, branch manager; Jarrod Longman, St. Mary Parish assessor; Donna Meyer, St. Mary Parish chamber president; Lisa Patterson, St. Mary Parish chamber marketing director and office manager; and Emily Berry, St. Mary Parish chamber board member.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday for Coburns Supply located at 931 Hwy. 90 East in Bayou Vista.

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Obituaries

July 14, 1951 — March 5, 2015
Dannie Joseph Goulas, 63, a resident of Bayou Vista, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

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